Murthy, Vyasaraj V. (1989, ASQC) Digital Equipment Corp., Andover, MA
Digital Equipment Corporation is a very progressive company when it comes to educating and training its employees. Ten percent of the time during any one year is highly recommended for the employee's training needs. The onus is upon both the employee as well as the immediate supervisor for this process.
This paper deals with a specific aspect of training at Digital. It pertains to the establishment of 'Reliability University' which is a dedicated one and a half year program to train the technical professionals in the area of Reliability Engineering.
The outcome of this program is very similar to that of a university education and almost to the level of an advanced degree and specialization. The training program which spans 18 months consists of both in-class education and one the job training that satisfy the needs of our company.
At the end of the training period the participants feel that their accomplishment is unique and their self worth and utility to the organization is enormously enhanced.